COVID-19 Summer Guest Information
Housing accommodations for summer research programs that are seven weeks or longer have been approved by the university. All summer programs must adhere to A Tartans Responsibility as well as the minimum requirements that apply to our entire community. For additional information, please visit the CMU COVID website. Please read below for additional information regarding your stay.
What are the MOST IMPORTANT things I need to know about living on campus?
What should I bring to campus housing?
- Personal belongings should be limited in size and quantity in the case move out is necessary due to changing conditions. Please only bring essential belongings that you can easily take with you at move-out.
- Bed linens, pillows, towels and kitchen supplies are not provided.
What health and safety measures will be implemented in the residence halls throughout the summer?
- Residential students will be required to participate in weekly asymptomatic Tartan Testing.
- Face coverings must be worn at all times outside of private rooms in the residence halls. Residents will be encouraged to limit entering personal spaces of other residents and expected to engage in the recommended practices of self-hygiene and physical distancing in all residential spaces.
- All common-area kitchens will be closed. Some amenity spaces (e.g. fitness rooms, computer labs, recreation rooms) will be closed; we have been in consultation with experts in determining which spaces can be safely maintained and which will be closed. Furniture in common spaces will be reduced and arranged to support physical distancing.
Will guests or visitors be permitted in housing facilities?
- Guests and visitors will not be permitted in housing facilities (including private rooms and community spaces such as lounges) as a means to mitigate community spread. Guests are defined as any persons not assigned to your same house community. This means that parents, family and friends – including other Carnegie Mellon students and residents outside of your assigned building – will not be permitted as guests during the summer.
What happens if I develop COVID-19 symptoms, contract COVID-19 or am around someone who tests positive for it?
- Students will need to follow quarantine/isolation guidelines from the CMU Contact Tracers and/or their primary care provider. Students will not be permitted on-campus until cleared by the CMU Contact Tracers and their primary care provider. If you need to contact CMU Contact Tracers if you are exposed or test positive for COVID, please call 412-268-2157, option 6 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Non-CMU students will not be able to receive care from University Health Services. If you develop COVID symptoms, DO NOT go to Tartan Testing and please call your primary care provider. For a list of off-campus locations for symptomatic testing, please see various links for off-campus COVID testing.